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Ironworks Hotel Indy – Preview it Through My Eyes

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Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) Let me just tell you how beautiful this place looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic woods. Upon entering the hotel we…

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White Sweater Dress

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There have been some great debates (over my mother-in-law's Sunday dinner table) about colors of clothes that goes better with a certain color of skin. Have you guys read or even heard of the Color me Beautiful book?? If not, it's basically a guide to help you choose colors that make you look your best based on the the "season" that your skin color fits in. I know it sounds confusing but it's actually a very interesting approach, except it's pretty limited and I honestly don't think we all fit into one category or "season" alone. I prefer the approach of warm, neutral and cool skin tones. For instance I'm a neutral, meaning I can wear warm or cool shades and look perfectly fine. Some skin tones are a true warm and a true cool…

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Pre-Christmas Insta Roundup + End of Year Chat with Failures and Successes of 2017!

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This is indeed the craziest busiest time of the month. Wrapping up the year is always hectic. I've been trying to not beat myself up so much for committing with SO MANY functions on the same week. Besides my full-time job and last-minute christmas shopping (and trust me we only get ONE present per kid, so no endless amounts of gifts) I have something going on every single evening of this week...talk about being wiped out! Tonight we'll go see the girls Christmas Concert, the first one for Sophia. Tomorrow will be my first day volunteering with a ministry I've been dreaming of being a part of (more on that to come!). Friday I have an amazing collab on the books that I'm not even the slightest bit ready for. Secret Santa with the…

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Embroidered Dreamy Dress

I sure felt like a princess in a fairy-tale wearing this dreamy embroidered dress. Phazazz in tow and all made for a picture perfect day! I can surely see this Chicwish beauty strolling around Holiday parties and as a spring fling presence as well. And that my friends is what appeals to me most about this dress, it's versatility. I went for a simple fall vibe here with a pair of beige booties and wore my hair down in soft waves. Dress // Booties // Bag [show_shopthepost_widget id="2952763"] Other possibilities include (but are not limited to) a more elaborate occasion such as a holiday party as I mentioned or a nice dinner. I would wear it with a pair of nude or red pumps, or dressy booties with a stiletto heel. A (faux) fur coat would…

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Oversized Sweater + The Best (affordable) OTK Boots

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Can't stop won't stop!! Well maybe I will give you guys a break from the girlish cuteness but only after this! Haha!! So, if you like the idea of the oversized sweaters but you're worried about being too cold to wear them alone (after all most of these won't fit under our jackets) I wanted to show you one I found to be as warm as a jacket, with bonus points for being soft to the touch and against skin plus some extra cuteness!  This Goodnight Macaroon  hand-knit giant oversized pompom cutie just won my heart! It's toasty and kept me warm layered with a thin tee to run errands outdoors in this super chilly day here in Indy. Pompom Cardi // OTK boots // white denim // sunnies // handbag // necklaces (use code KARINA…

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Chunky Sweater Weather

Chicwish pompom sweater

This is not your typical sweater season, it's more like the chunky froufrou sweater season! This year styles are so girly (right up my alley I must say!) full of pompons and pretty textures. I love the endless options! When I saw this adorable sweater from Chicwish on a few of my blogger friends I got the giggles and knew I had to have it! Chicwish just takes the girly attitude to the next level! When the sweater arrived I don't know why, but I instantly thought I had to get myself on a horse, and thanks to Jody and Jenny I was able to shoot with this gorgeous Arabian horse named Phazazz! Turtleneck sweater // Jeans // Boots similar Here & Here // Earrings // Belt similar [show_shopthepost_widget id="2936249"] The idea here was to pull an equestrian inspired…

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My Black Friday + Cyber Monday Best Deals!

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I don't know about you but years ago I was the person who did NOT shop online at all, now-a-days however I'm the person who says never say never!!! Most of my black friday shopping was and will be done online through monday. I've gathered my favorite retailers and best deals that will go through monday for you to enjoy from the cozyness of your home! Ann Taylor, use code GOPINK for 50% everything!   Asos is 30% off everything with code EPIC30 ChicWish enjoy extra 15% off your purchase over $50 using code BLK15 (black friday + saturday) or CB15 (cyber monday) Revolve is up to 50% off sale styles Madewell take 25% off everything using code DONTSTRESS   Nordstrom all women's sale (extra 20% -50% off sale) Nasty Gal 30% off everything…

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Embroidered See Through Tops

Embroidered see through top and otk boots

I'm sure you have seen this trend going around whether on dresses or blouses! I styled a see-through Shein Top with plain skinny jeans and my fave pair of Over-The-Knee boots. The options to style this top however are endless! They can go from basic and casual like mine all the way to dressy - think leather pants; pencil skirts and even plain old lacy lingerie (that's for the risqué gal pals!!). I'm giving you a few options here since this particular top is sold out! Shop the look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="2883900"] You may be guessing this look was shot a few weeks ago when it was in fact warm and sunny out here in Indy. Well I can assure you this top will look fab with a distressed leather jacket ( I like this one and…

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Year-round v-neck net lightweight top

This is not your typical sweater. This Chic Wish Glee Twine V-neck Net Top is almost like an accessory for your year-round wardrobe! I was wearing it with a bralette in warmer days but am looking forward to pulling it over a lightweight tee this week when temps will be dropping drastically here in Indy. This top comes in cream and off-white. Perfect neutrals if you ask me! [caption id="attachment_7431" align="alignnone" width="768"] Booties : Jade by Carrano via Sole of Brasil[/caption] Shop the post [show_shopthepost_widget id="2867524"] This top pairs perfectly with jeans, leggings and/or leather pants and it's definitely a statement piece! Throw a thick scarf and motto pants to make it a bit more edgy. Leggings with booties or sneakers makes the perfect casual look!! These faux leather leggins are Spanx (I know right?!)…

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Tribal Print Fringe Blazer + Rib Knit High Slit Dress

I love a good double outfit post. Today I wanted to talk about a couple of very different pieces from Shein. The first is a White Tribal Print Fringe Trim Open Front Blazer (with a sweet price tag of $22) that can make any outfit fun. In this case I wanted to go chic with white culottes and a lightweight tank, but I can't wait to style it with a pair of high-waisted jeans and tee, or even a button up shirt and a pair of Levi's 501's! All images are courtesy of Kelly Brannon Photography Shop the look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="2860037"] necklaces and earrings are Miranda Frye Jewelry. As one of my partners I'm happy to offer 10% off your purchase with them plus free shipping (US only) using code: KARINA My second look is…

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